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Real chocolate cake recipe which doesn't sink in the middle. Answered

Can anyone recommend a good chocolate cake recipe (not coco) which doesn't sink? I find mud cake recipes using coco powder bake up beautifully, but the taste of the coco lingers on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you all in advance.

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bwrussell

Best Answer 5 years ago

I assume you want to melt chocolate then? Coco powder, make sure it's real coco, is more 'real' then a lot of solid chocolate.

The reason they sink is because the melted chocolate is much denser than the powder. You will have to compensate somehow, maybe more egg whites. I bake but only from recipies so you'll have to find someone that has more experiance to say for sure, sorry.

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rhonashillbwrussell

Answer 5 years ago

Thank you so much for your reply bwrussell. I'll give the egg white advice a go, I have a choccy cake to bake this week for our own tea time table, so what better time to experiment. Thanks again, appreciated.

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bwrussellrhonashill

Answer 5 years ago

I'll caution you again, I don't really know if it will work. I know egg whites can make stuff fluffier but you may want to spend a few minutes doing a Google search and maybe do a test first or have a back-up plan if it goes south.
I'd hate for my unknowingly bad advice to ruin your tea time.

If it works though then my official stance is "Of course it did." ;D

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rhonashillbwrussell

Answer 5 years ago

Hehehe, bwrussell, I'm a newbie here, when you get to know me, you'll find out that I'm game for any new baking experiment. Well of course you will get the credit big time if your idea/advice works, that goes without saying. If it doesn't work, heck nothing in my house gets wasted, it'll still get eaten! I'll post and let you know, cheers!

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bwrussellrhonashill

Answer 5 years ago

Welcome to the community! I'd love to know how it turns out.

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rhonashillbwrussell

Answer 5 years ago

Aah thank you for the welcome, you'll be the first to know how it turns out!

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reasht

5 years ago

Check this recipie. It uses very simple ingredients. I got a very fluffy n sponge cake with this.
http://share.ashokjp.com/cooking/perfect-chocolate-cake-recipie-for-noobs.html

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rhonashill

5 years ago

Hey guys

Thank you all for your answers, very hard to select a best, but I guess it had to be done. will post again.

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bajablue

5 years ago

Hey rhonashill!  Welcome to Instructables!

The first thing to do is make 100% certain your baking soda and baking powder are fresh.  It's imperative these levening agents are active to ensure a beautiful rise.  Here are some simple ways to test them.

It's also possible you're inadvertently over-mixing the batter.

You can also try using a simple flower nail.  Here's a tutorial that shows how to use one.

Best of luck... and may you be blessed with the perfect dome on your next chocolate cake! ;-)

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rhonashillbajablue

Answer 5 years ago

Hello bajablue, Thank you so much for all your advice. I'm a pretty experience baker but still get soo much wrong. do all the things you have mentioned, Ididn't know that you could test the leavening agents, hey thanks for that one.
When the cake bakes up I'll lift you guys a toast and cheer!

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bajabluerhonashill

Answer 5 years ago

lol rhona... you're welcome... and you do know we expect pictures, right? ;-D

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rhonashillbajablue

Answer 5 years ago

Hey hey, will post! Wish I could send you all a slice!

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frollard

5 years ago

As bw says, it has to be a denser cake to deal with the weight works; or make multiple thinner cakes, then glue them together afterwards with delicious icing :D

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rhonashillfrollard

Answer 5 years ago

Hey frollard, thanks for another great idea, oooh yum, will def try out that too. Can't believe how helpful you guys all are, thank you so very much!